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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 282011

Diamante

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cpsc#I11B0131A. 2004 Mitsubishi Diamante. F4A51 automatic transmission failure. The consumer stated she has concerns with the safety and reliability of Mitsubishi and Dodge vehicles and their owners that have the Mitsubishi F4A51 automatic transmission in certain make/models. The main issues seemed to be a manufacturing defect in the wave/cushion spring located in the transmission designed the wave spring as a fragile two coil piece which has been known to repeatedly break causing catastrophic failure in the transmission. When the wave breaks, actual pieces of the wave spring make it through Mitsubishi's also faulty transmission filter and lodge themselves in the pump gear, causing the hear to actually break. After the pump gear has been broken inside the transmission, all forward and reverse gears immediately stop functioning and in most instances the vehicle shuts off. The consumer stated she had the F4A51 automatic transmission in her vehicle, which had to be replaced.

- Henrico, VA, USA

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